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Office Hours:

For your convenience, our office is open daily from:

7:30am to 3:00pm

Front Office Staff:

Linda Cooper

Office Manager  



Cassie Pinon 

School Clerk  



Carmen Babasa

Licensed Vocational Nurse


Attendance Line

24 Hour Call-In-Sick Line
Email: ccpinon@capousd.org


Absence Policy:

If your child is going to be absent from school please call 949-858-9879.  Please state your name, your child's name, their teacher or grade level and the reason for the absence.  If you are unable to call you may also email, Cassie Pinon at ccpinon@capousd.org.  If you are not able to do either please have your child bring a note the first day they return to school stating why your child was absent.  District Policy States: Absences can only be excused within 72 hours.  If we have no received a call, e-mail or letter within 72 hours  your child's absence will be unexcused.    


School Counselor

Click here to go to the counseling corner.

A Community of Scholars

Student Fees

Note to Parents and Guardians:

The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with ...more

Continue To Make Tijeras Creek A Nut Safe School

TCES is a nut safe campus. Tijeras Creek ES is home to many students who have life threatening peanut and/or tree nut allergies. These students can be at risk from the oils that are transferred into ...more



South County Branch Office

Laguna Hills Civic Center
24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -  Friday
(Document recording services available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Contact Us

School Phone Numbers:

Telephone: 949-234-5300

Absence Line 949-858-9879



23072 Avenida Empresa

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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Incoming 6th graders for next school year should Mark the Date for the 5th Grade Parent Night.  The 5th grade students will visit Las Flores Middle School on Tuesday, March 6th and a Parent Information Night will be held the following evening for parents on March 7th.  

Tijeras Creek Will Host Camp Invention June 11-15

Exciting News! Camp Invention is coming to Tijeras Creek June 11-15th from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Camp Invention is a place where wild and crazy ideas become reality. A nonprofit program of the National ...more


Purchase your yearbook Online
Please follow the link "Purchase your yearbook", once you choose our school, you can purchase a yearbook or a 5th grade recognition ad.   If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook coordinator, Kaili Kowalkowski at kaili@cox.net

Upcoming Events:



3/7              Sweet Treats after school 

3/7              5th Grade Parent Information Night at Las Flores Middle School 6:00 pm Los Flores MPR

3/8              Throw Back Thursday-Send In Clothes for Clothing Drive

3/12            Scholarshare competition begins.   Log on and Vote today! 

3/15            Throw Back Thursday-Send In Clothes for Clothing Drive

3/20            Walk Through The American Revolution 5th Grade

                   Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Cox 8:10-10:40

                   Mrs. Cutkomp 11:20-1:50

3/22            Throw Back Thursday-Send In Clothes for Clothing Drive

3/22            Water Assembly for 1st-5th MPR

                   5th 7:55-8:40

                   1st 8:55-9:35

                   2nd 10:30-11:15

                   3rd 12:05-12:50

                   4th 1:05-1:50

3/23            Sweet Treats After-School $3.00 each  

3/23            Scholarshare competition ends.              

3/29            Throw Back Thursday-Send In Clothes for Clothing Drive


4/2-4/6        Spring Break ~ No School

4/9              School Resumes




Recycling Continues at Tijeras Creek

Just a reminder we accept the following recyclables. 


  • Only items with CRV
  • Cans
  • Plastic Bottles

** Please do not send GLASS! We do not accept glass.  Glass is dangerous for our students to sort and recycle.  Thank you!

Tijeras Creek Garden

Tijeras Creek's Organic Garden


Tijeras Creek's Kindness Boomerang

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Communities For Cause

Every dollar you spend using the Communities for Cause app earns cash back to Tijeras Creek. It’s that simple. No special coupons. No special purchases. No fuss. Just good old-fashioned donating! Go ...more


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Tijeras Creek Communications

All correspondence will be sent through School Messenger which is linked to the district database. In order to get the most up to date information please confirm that your contact information in the

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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